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Getting kids ready for their first pet

Laurent Levy 23 June 2021 2

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“I promise I’ll walk him every day!” What parent hasn’t heard that promise before, only to have the reminders start a week later? Author Margrit Strohmaier tackles this problem in her her delightful children’s book, “What to Know Before You Get Your Dog.” We also look at the curious connection between Dostoevsky and Ingrid Newkirk, and veterinarian Dr. Tom Pickard explores the mangy problem of mange.

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The Other Animals, hosted by Laurent Levy, is Philadelphia’s only radio show covering all things animal related that looks at the fascinating and inconsistent way humans deal with and impact non-humans. Each week we explore a different topic in depth.

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